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Today: Diebold, Central America, Maldives, Sockeye, Mining

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August 17, 2007

Today: Diebold, Central America, Maldives, Sockeye, Mining

USA: Diebold Inc, maker of voting machines that counted more than 80% of the votes in the US elections in 2004, are having a hard time hawking their product, renamed "Premier Election Solution." Diebold promised Republicans in 2003 that they were committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year," allegations of fraud and tampering abound.

Diebold has also paid a $125,000 fine for trying to silence online debate about flaws in their vote counting machines, and Amy Goodman reported yesterday on Democracy Now that changes to the wikipedia page about Diebold had been made from a computer connected to the Diebold server.

El Salvador: Social movements celebrate 90 years since the birth of Monseñor Oscar Romero.

Guatemala: Another politician murdered in the weeks before the election.

Maldives: Important vote tomorrow, choice between an "executive US-style presidential system or... a Westminster-style parliament."

Coast Salish Territory (British Colombia): Sockeye fishery "collapse" a hardship for First Nations.

New Website: Northwest Mining Investor Report, providing "timely information to investors regarding mining projects in the Alaska/Canada border region."

Guinea: Uranium disovery announced, BBC reports that it "could bolster the economy."

Colombia: could be 'very good gold frontier' in near future according to AngloGold.

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